Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to be coming into his own in a Manchester United shirt and he could well be a serious contender for England with Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The young defender has grown in confidence at Old Trafford in recent times. After sealing a big-money move to the club from Crystal Palace, there is, naturally, a lot of weight on his shoulders.
However, performances of late have been excellent from the young right-back.
Indeed, his former teammate, Wilfred Zaha, believes he is showing his class at United. Zaha insists that Wan-Bissaka has all the tools to do well.
“We knew before, it’s just that he is playing in front of the world now“, Zaha said on Wan-Bissaka’s talents. (Daily Star)
And with Euro 2020 now delayed until next year, Wan-Bissaka has even more time on his side to cement a place in the Three Lions’ set up.
Room for Wan-Bissaka and Alexander-Arnold for England
While the obvious school of thought is to say the Man United man can challenge Liverpool’s right-back for England, there’s another idea in there as well.
Given how much of a playmaker Alexander-Arnold has become for Liverpool, there are calls from some quarters to see him used further up the pitch. This could, then, open the slot for Wan-Bissaka with England.
The Liverpool star could easily play midfield. His range of passing and contributions to goals is as good as most midfielders in the Premier League. Indeed, the youngster has already racked up 12 top-flight assists this term along with his two goals.
Complimenting each other
Wan-Bissaka, on the other hand, loves nothing more than to defend. He’s helped keep four clean-sheets for United in the last five games. He’s also extremely durable, playing 90 minutes in all but one of his 27 league starts this term.
That defensive mindset could work well with Alexander-Arnold’s attacking strengths. It also gives Gareth Southgate more options in terms of his formation and team shape.
Everyone was looking forward to Euro 2020 but with England having Wan-Bissaka and Alexander-Arnold, it might have just played into their hands more than others.